Newbie Dubbing Question-Please Help

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I have a series of VHS tapes & DVDs that I would like to dub for home
use. Some of them are commercial Scooby Doo tapes. I am considering
buying the Sony RDR-Vx500 DVD Recorder/VCR Combination for this
purpose. My main objective is to just get watchable versions. If anyone
knows any better product(s) or has any suggestions I would really
appreciate it. When it comes to electronics, I am woefully ignorant.
Thanks in advance for any help!

Re: Newbie Dubbing Question-Please Help

On 23 Sep 2005 19:33:46 -0700, wrote:

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You will not be able to dub commercial VHS tapes to DVD with a combo
unit.  Most commercial VHS tapes have some degree of copy protection
(macrovision) built into them.

Most DVD recorders detect copyrighted material being fed to them, and
will not record them.  There are devices available that you can use to
get around the copy protection, but they are intended for use between
separate components (i.e. between a standalone VCR and a standalone DVD

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